* Posts by IamRyan

2 posts • joined 17 Feb 2014

Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

IamRyan

I think you all seem to forget that the Wii had a ton of great content besides all the "Wii" series. There was Metroid, there was Mario Kart, there were 2 of the most well received 3D Mario games of all time + a 2D Mario game that was generally good, 2 great Zelda's,a TON of innovative new software, and plenty more that I am easily forgetting. But the Wii was a great console with great games that a lot of people enjoyed for more than just "Wii Sports/Fit/Music/Play". If you think about the Wii, the only main series that Nintendo neglected to put on the console were F-Zero and Star Fox (Starwing for you Europeans). The Wii U also has potential to become a great Nintendo console like the GameCube. You all seem to be forgetting that Nintendo does not have to wildly successful to actually be successful. They've had small profits before and they chugged along before, don't worry about them going away. They will continue to do what they do, and that mindset is what has made them so brilliant and loved; not simply "going with the flow and having more graphics". The aforementioned strategy has NEVER worked for Nintendo.

For the notion that Nintendo should make smartphones games. Are you kidding? Like you can't be serious. They'd kill their handheld market, which is arguably their most successful console line.

Also, the notion of "porting old games from the back catalog to iOS" is an idea that died out about.... 3 years ago. Capcom tried it, didn't work and there is no money to be made on smartphones games in that way because Nintendo will charge $4.99 for a smartphone game. Do you think ANYONE would buy that? No, I didn't think so. This article is just another one of the Nintendoom articles that offers no new opinions and just repeats the same useless garbage. Nintendo will keep doing Nintendo and they will be successful. If you don't like the Wii series, there are plenty of other offerings on the console that you can play and enjoy. But seriously smartphone games... Really that's gotta be the worst idea I've heard in all of this Nintendoom that's been coming out recently.

IamRyan

My Thoughts

I think you all seem to forget that the Wii had a ton of great content besides all the "Wii" series. There was Metroid, there was Mario Kart, there were 2 of the most well received 3D Mario games of all time + a 2D Mario game that was generally good, 2 great Zelda's,a TON of innovative new software, and plenty more that I am easily forgetting. But the Wii was a great console with great games that a lot of people enjoyed for more than just "Wii Sports/Fit/Music/Play". If you think about the Wii, the only main series that Nintendo neglected to put on the console were F-Zero and Star Fox (Starwing for you Europeans). The Wii U also has potential to become a great Nintendo console like the GameCube. You all seem to be forgetting that Nintendo does not have to wildly successful to actually be successful. They've had small profits before and they chugged along before, don't worry about them going away. They will continue to do what they do, and that mindset is what has made them so brilliant and loved; not simply "going with the flow and having more graphics". The aforementioned strategy has NEVER worked for Nintendo.

For the notion that Nintendo should make smartphones games. Are you kidding? Like you can't be serious. They'd kill their handheld market, which is arguably their most successful console line.

Also, the notion of "porting old games from the back catalog to iOS" is an idea that died out about.... 3 years ago. Capcom tried it, didn't work and there is no money to be made on smartphones games in that way because Nintendo will charge $4.99 for a smartphone game. Do you think ANYONE would buy that? No, I didn't think so. This article is just another one of the Nintendoom articles that offers no new opinions and just repeats the same useless garbage. Nintendo will keep doing Nintendo and they will be successful. If you don't like the Wii series, there are plenty of other offerings on the console that you can play and enjoy. But seriously smartphone games... Really that's gotta be the worst idea I've heard in all of this Nintendoom that's been coming out recently.

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